Alternative Bands for hire in Derbyshire

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Hire Dynamix Alternative band with Encore
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£875 - £1625
Alternative bandSheffield

The ultimate high-energy UK wedding and event band, we bring Glastonbury to your event! Dynamix are the UK's most sought after wedding band.

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Hire Bears Don't Play Alternative band with Encore
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£1800 - £2900
Alternative bandBurton-on-Trent

A 4-piece powerhouse. We're all about the best music from the 90s/00s. Expect crowd pleaser after pleaser from The Bears that love to play.

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Hire The Covers Family Alternative band with Encore
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£1500 - £1875
Alternative bandDerby

Indie/Pop/Rock band playing classic hits from the 50s to the 00s. No cheese, just great songs well played well by friendly engaging folks!

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Hire The Brightsides Alternative band with Encore
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£562.50 - £1500
Alternative bandCannock

The Midland's ultimate party band, playing your favourite hits from all the decades.

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Hire Half Cut Band Alternative band with Encore
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£1125 - £1998.75
Alternative bandNottingham

We bring the show! One of the most requested function bands in the midlands and the UK today, Half Cut will make your party extraordinary!

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Hire The Bards Alternative band with Encore
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Alternative bandNottingham

A true dynamic duo! We’ll cater for your musical needs with years of experience in performing jazz, pop and rock classics!

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Hire Barry Krisp & The Bangers Alternative band with Encore
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£600 - £1800
Alternative bandSheffield

Barry Krisp are a young and energetic party band from Sheffield who play rock/indie/soul music to get your guests up and dancing!

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Hire Chicago Dukes Alternative band with Encore
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£350 - £750
Alternative bandHigh Peak

Rock n’ roll, jazzy covers & classic hits! A fun trio of pro musicians; Rolling Stones, Sinatra, Beatles, Ray Charles, Jools Holland & more!

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Hire PULSE Alternative band with Encore
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£800 - £2400
Alternative bandCannock

A Birmingham based Indie/Alternative rock band open to many influences and genres, perfectly adaptable for the occasion!

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Hire Smoking Goats Alternative band with Encore
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£500 - £1000
Alternative bandBuntingford

Hertfordshire's #1 quirky rock/pop/indie cover band! We play a mix of popular classics and curios. Perfect for functions, pubs and parties!

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Hire Coming Up Roses Alternative band with Encore
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£400 - £1200
Alternative bandLondon

Alt-rock trio Coming Up Roses combine elements of folk, grunge and shoegaze, bringing anthemic catharsis to the masses.

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Hire Georgia Nevada Alternative band with Encore
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£700 - £1750
Alternative bandCambridgeshire

Planning an event and want to make an impact?! We have function and festival set lists to get people moving and leaving them wanting more!

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Hire Ricky Cool & The In Crowd Alternative band with Encore
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£1250 - £1500
Alternative bandBirmingham

Red Hot Rhythm & Blues! Scintilating Ska! Sensational Soul! Ricky Cool & The In Crowd serve up a gorgeous gumbo of sounds from the Mod era.

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Hire 7 Year War Alternative band with Encore
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£200 - £300
Alternative bandWorcester

next up and coming heavy metal band

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Hire AMPED UP Alternative band with Encore
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£500 - £1875
Alternative bandHertfordshire

Amped Up is the ultimate Indie Rock Trio! With charisma, style and unrivalled musicianship, Amped Up will guarantee a night to remember.

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Hire Discovered Alternative band with Encore
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£1036.25 - £2195
Alternative bandOxford

One of the UK’s finest bands providing songs, dances and entertainment for everyone. Over 500+ events in 15 years, satisfaction guaranteed!

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Hire Major Major Alternative band with Encore
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£500 - £1500
Alternative bandBrighton and Hove

We are an experienced 4-piece, pop, rock and indie band hailing from Brighton in East Sussex. We are ready to get your party started!

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Hire The Ukes of Hazzard Alternative band with Encore
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£687.50 - £1850
Alternative bandAylesbury

Fun, unique and award-winning - get massive kudos for booking the band that roams the world, all with a twist of uke! Guests LOVE us!

Latest reviews of our Alternative Bands in Derbyshire

Smoking Goats
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"Smoking Goats were brilliant, I organised a formal dinner dance and they worked perfectly for the night. Discussions before the day were easy and we sorted out all details, song styles and the audience we would have. They came in plenty of time to set up and soundcheck and worked flexibly with us when there were delays on the night. A brilliant set, perfectly crafted for the audience, which really got people on the dance floor and in a great mood. Afterwards I got so much great feedback, the guests loved it. Very easy to work with, professional and with great sound and song choices, I would recommend them for any kind of function especially if you want to get people dancing. :) "

Polly hired Smoking Goats for a Private event (available in Derbyshire)

Verified Review, 9 December 2023
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"Band was good. I had a phone call before to discuss how the event will go. They arrived in plenty of time. Very professional. Read the crowd well. I'm very pleased. ☺ "

Louise hired Smoking Goats for a Bar / Club / Venue event (available in Derbyshire)

Verified Review, 31 December 2022
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"They were perfect fir my event, my retirement party playing music through the decades. They listened carefully to me and provided just the right genre of music for a complete mix of people and, they were flexible to accompany a soloist and liaise on that. On the evening they arrived in plenty of time and as a professional band helped to set the tone of the evening I was looking for - fun, celebration yet time to chill and chat as well as times to dance. In particular, it was their musical abilities and sound playing together that I thought was fantastic, having a real synergy, just as I'd heard on the clip on line. I am delighted and highly recommend this band for the quality of their sound, their excellent communications both before and on the evening and their ability to adapt to the needs of an occasion. In addition, their sound engineer was extremely helpful with overall media on the night so the bits when the band had their breaks worked really well too. I very much appreciated that sense of working with me that they brought. Thank you."

Elizabeth hired Smoking Goats (available in Derbyshire)

Verified Review, 24 November 2017

FAQs about hiring Alternative Bands in Derbyshire

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Can any alternative band play my favourite song?

Professional alternative bands will often take requests, but you will need to give them plenty of notice. Please also keep in mind that alternative bands may ask for an small additional fee to prepare songs that aren't already on their song list. You can view the alternative band's song list on their Encore profile.

How much time do alternative bands take to set up?

Your alternative band will usually arrive about an hour or so before their performance begins to set up and get settled before they start playing. To avoid any delays, make sure the performance space is ready for the alternative band prior to their arrival.

My venue has asked for the performer’s PLI & PAT inspection certificates. What are these?

PLI stands for Public Liability Insurance. This insurance covers damage to another person or their property (it is also known as third party insurance). As many of our alternative bands are members of the Musician's Union, they are already covered by PLI up to £10 million. PAT stands for portable appliance testing. Most of our alternative bands will already have a PAT inspection certificate for their musical equipment/PA system, which they can provide to your venue if they need it.

Hiring a Alternative Band in Derbyshire

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Popular genres:
Rock, Pop, Folk
Average response time:
1 hour
Busiest times:
June, July, August

How much does it cost to hire a Alternative Band in Derbyshire?

The typical price per group member for Alternative Bands is:
£Budget£220
££Pro£330
£££High-end£400+

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